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M57 Junction 2 slip roads.

Reported via mobile in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 15:40, Tue 21 February 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4252373.

Disgusting amount of litter in hedgerows and on verges. Please could you tell me of members of the public are allowed to litter pick this area themselves? Planning on doing this soon unless Highways England do it themselves as they should. Why is nothing done about these issues even when reported multiple times?

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding litter on the M57 at junction 2. Litter picking on this route is the responsibility of National Highways. It is illegal for pedestrians to be on the motorway except in an emergency. Over recent weeks we’ve conducted a network wide inspection to identify locations of litter build ups. Millions of customers travel on our network daily and despite our best efforts to clear it, our network quickly becomes littered with rubbish from vehicles and unsecured loads. We follow Defra legislative requirements under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA). This imposes a duty on us to keep public highways within our network clear of litter and refuse. Defra’s Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse 2006 provides a practical guide to meeting the duties under the EPA. We expect locations identified as being below the standards required in the Code of Practice will be cleared by the end of March 2023. If you would like a more detailed response on this matter, please contact our 24hr Customer Contact Centre • Email – • Tel: 0300 123 5000 Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 07:51, Fri 24 February 2023

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